“Legal Expert” Project
Meiji Gakuin University, Faculty of Law, 1-2-37 Shirokanedai, Minatoku, Tokyo 108, Japan
Since 1992, about 30 Japanese lawyers and computer scientists have been intensively engaged in a project of systematizing and computerizing legal reasoning. This project is the Study of Development of a Legal Expert System – Exploration of Legal Knowledge Structure and Implementation of Legal Reasoning or, in short, the “Legal Expert” Project. In this paper, I would like to introduce the Legal Expert project, explaining the goals, study organizations and their tasks in constructing legal expert systems in Japan.